Calochilus grandiflorus (Benth.) Domin 1915 Photo by John Carl Andrew Pitkin and the Australian Orchids On line Blog


Common Name The Large Flowered Calochilus - The Giant Beard Orchid - The Golden Beard Orchid

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm across]

Found in southeastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales in coastal heathlands amid low wiry shrubs and alos in mountains around swamps and seepages at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very slender stem with 2 to 3, 2 scarious,uppermost elongate, loosely sheathing bractsa fully developed leaf at blooming, occuring in the mid winter and spring on an erect, 12 to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, wiry, 1 to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.

Synonyms Calochilus campestris var. grandiflorus Benth. 1873; Calochilus grandiflorus Rupp 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide;